Four Creative Writing majors at Red Bank Regional’s Visual and Performing Arts Academy recently won coveted National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, distinguishing themselves as top student writers in the country. Pictured with their teacher Dr. Gretna Wilkinson (center) are: Skylar Eber (silver medal), Mya Nunnally (silver); Jordan Fleming (gold), and Willow Martin (silver).
Press release from Red Bank Regional High School
Creative Writing majors in the Visual and Performing Arts Academy (VPA) at Red Bank Regional High School once again earned a bounty of awards in the prestigious National Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, sponsored by the Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.
Four RBR students won national awards, with Jordan Fleming of Red Bank winning a gold medal. Silver medals went to Skylar Eber (Bradley Beach), Willow Martin (Little Silver), and Mya Nunnally (Red Bank).
Selected students will be invited with their teacher, Dr. Gretna Wilkinson, to attend the award ceremonies at Carnegie Hall on June 2. National Winners represent less than 1% of nearly 320,000 works of art and writing works submitted from students all over the nation. Gold medalist winners will have their work displayed at the National Exhibition at the New School Parsons School of Design, and at Pratt Institute’s Pratt Manhattan Gallery from June 2 to 12.
RBR students were also honored with many regional awards including 30 Gold Keys, 39 Silver Keys and 55 Honorable Mentions.
Pictured with their teacher are all of the RBR program’s talented authors and award winners. They are (front row, left to right): Abby Decker, Emma Wright, Emma Gory, Hannah Nishiura, Skylar Eber; (second row, left to right): Suubi Mondesir, Giulia Dostie, Liv Winnicki, Dr. Wilkinson, Desiree Marshall, Emily Lugos, Kiera Lee, Emily Rothberg; (third row, left to right): Grace Cody, Izzy Halloran, Mya Nunnally, Meghan Pawlak, Ash Riegler, Belinda Bohrman, Alma Sanchez Hernandez, Gianna Aprezia, Nicolette Glen, Morgan Almasy, Jordan Flemming, Alex Sosa; (back row, left to right): Aidan Lyons, Corbin Nielsen, Jay Izzo, Sam Zatorski, Abby Westgate, Gabby Amorelli, Willow Martin, Phoebe Carr.